Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Things You Never Want To Hear...

Giant sneeze... pause, then:


Noah (2)

Monday, April 27, 2009


Daddy: YOU, Don't take your brothers cheerios!
And, YOU, Don't hit your brother!
Mommy chuckles in the background...
The Twinados strike again.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


While I'm making dinner:

Mommy: Hey, Sweetie, are you gonna go play, or what?

Noah (2): What.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Visiting Cousins

While in Portland, we were able to make a stop at Tammie and Ed's for a couple nights.  We had a wonderful visit, and the kids LOVED playing together.  I have not stopped hearing about how much the boys want to see their cousins again!  I hope we can see them again soon, too!

Jonah, Sarah, Emily, and Holly, wearing silly potato head glasses.
I just love those girls!  Giving hugs good-bye.
Holly, Noah, Caleb, Matt, Emily, Sarah, and Jonah enjoying a snack.
It is really hard to get 7 kids to sit still for a picture! ;o)
Andy, Holly, Jonah, Caleb, Noah, Emily, and Sarah.

This was HILARIOUS!  Jonah wore the pink princess bike helmet most of the time we were there.  He just thought it was the coolest thing ever.  And paired with the pink keyboard, he is a regular 80's rock star... He is going to hate me for posting these one day... ;o)
Jonah loved snuggling with Sarah

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Medley

I overheard Jonah (2) singing the other day....
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Next time won't you sing with me!"

Friday, April 10, 2009

Great Friends & Princess Cakes

Back in the day, as wedding planners, newlyweds, and dreamers, Matt and Beth Twist became some of our closest friends. As the years have passed, we have enjoyed Paradise vacations in Hawai'i, twice, as the Twists' visited us there, welcomed 5 little ones between our 2 families, enjoyed countless rum-n-cokes and many laughs. It is a rare find to have another couple in your life that, regardless of time and distance, you can connect with, share life with, and when you get the joy of being together, it feels like no time has passed at all. We had so much fun getting our kiddos together, and watching them explore their new friendship... One that, I am sure, will grow much through the years. (Katie is gonna have all 4 boys whipped into shape before long!) Beth was not able to make it the the Girl Party Night, so, instead, she brought the party to us! I about wet my pants when she brought out the Princess Birthday Cake she made, complete with a ballerina cut-out of... me! HAHA!

Matt and Beth, we adore you. Your friendship has meant so much over the last decade, and we look forward to the coming years as well. Beth, you are amazing... your talent and creativity never cease to amaze me. Thank you for gifting me with your hilariously adorable cake!

Princess Cake

Dancing Christine

A work of art! ;o)

The Boys: Jonah, Noah, Jack, and Caleb

At Play

A quick snack

I can't believe I didn't get any of Katie!!! To see this amazingly adorable Little Girl, check out Beth's Blog.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


After a late night at church, we loaded the kids up to take 'em home to bed. On our way Noah was super cute, being Mr. Chatty about everything. Caleb, being pretty tired told him:

Noah, stop talking with your words!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

For my 30th birthday, I wanted to celebrate with some of my closest girlfriends, and of course, my Mom. I wanted to toast them all and, really, celebrate them... for the difference they have all made in my life. I had a magical evening sharing great food at PF Changs, yummy drinks at Henri's, and a night of dancing at Aura... All in beautiful downtown Portland! Sheri, my closest girlfriend from college, arranged the whole night and everyone there made it so very special. I am so blessed to have such amazing women to share my life with. You are all treasured.
My beautiful Mom, sister-in-law Nikai (and Baby Blueberry, too)
and Sheri
My beautiful, strong, courageous, funny, life loving mother... Mom... you are a gift to me.

Nikai... You are precious. I am so blessed to call you my sister.

My sisters-in-law, Tammie (Matt's sister) and Jenn, (Matt's brothers wife). I love you girls... I am so happy God made you my family.

Colleen, I adore you, and you said, we have shared the last 18 years together. What a gift you both are. I look forward to many more years of friendship.

My sweet Sheri... I treasure you. College roommates, my maid of honor, you are a jewel. Thank you for all you did to make this night so special

All of us at dinner... it was such a great night!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Theology 101

Jonah (2): Jesus is just like Spiderman.